The guest speaker at the Beckingham and District Gardeners’ Club meeting on Monday 18th September was Rachel Barrowcliffe, who gave an excellent talk entitled ‘Preparing for Autumn’. Topics included pruning, taking hardwood cuttings, dividing perennials, lawn care and the benefits of mulch. Rachel also gave a practical demonstration of ‘lasagne bulb layering’, in pots, to give the wow factor.
The speakers at the meeting on Monday 20th November are David Wright and Laura Grundy, who are both members of the Lincolnshire Butterfly Conservation Society. David will be giving an illustrated talk on the butterflies and moths found in Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas, outlining those on the danger list for extinction. Laura will centre her talk on what plants people can plant in their gardens, and wild spaces, that are beneficial to moths and butterflies.
Maintaining food security and the importance of encouraging pollinators into our gardens and open spaces is very topical now, and we all need to play our part in protecting moths and butterflies, as well as other pollinators, because they all play a part in the circle of life.
The meeting on Monday 18th December is a Christmas Workshop, when Sheila Clark will be demonstrating how to make a Christmas floral decoration.
Anyone who is not a member of the club, but is interested in listening to any of the speakers, is welcome to go along to any meeting. The club charges £4.00 for visitors, which includes refreshments. The meetings are held in Beckingham Recreation Room and start at 7.30pm.
If you are interested in gardening, the environment or related subjects, why not join? It is a small club and visitors or new members will be made very welcome.
For more information, please contact Pat Hooton on 01427 890357or 07776 060247.